The thought-provoking wit of a postmodern graphic archeologist
Joan Seed elevates the postmodern art form of collage to a wickedly defiant level. Scavenging through old print magazines, she dismembers the existing visuals into components and reengineers them into darkly provocative tableaux. Masterly crafted, Joan Seed’s art challenges the viewer to make sense of the present through the confluence of oppositional images from the past. Her visual critiques unearth festering issues of contemporary culture including consumerism, human rights and environmental issues. But do not fear venturing into her world, Joan Seed’s objets trouvés are sweetly candy-coated in a soothing blend of wit and humour.